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    Re: CTI/Aviation Degree Warning

    I finished MTSU, 4-year degree in Dec. 08 with no student loans to pay back due to low tuition, scholarships, and low cost of living in Murfreesboro, TN. I wanted a B.S. over a A.S. because I think an A.S. is useless.

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    1 1/2 years to go through my CTI school and only $8,000 with no loans (and that includes getting my ppl) I've been working as a CPC for a couple of years now and doing fine.

    The high fees are because you are paying for those SIMs at the schools, which are actually NOT a part of the CTI program. If you want to spend that money and play with the big toys then have fun but I’ve seen many times where someone from one of those places has to be “deprogrammed” from the bad phraseology and procedures. It’s not a big problem but it is a constant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead0863 View Post
    I agree with your statement. I am not sure how CCBC works, in terms of how the classes are spread out, but here at UND, your first 2 years are mainly just general ed. courses. Then your last two are mainly ATC related including 4 semesters of tower, 3 semesters or radar, and 1 semester of non-radar.

    Aside from that, I only have two years left until I graduate, and it looks like you do too. I can tell you that I am pretty happy to be in school now then play this waiting game right now. Hopefully in two years the hiring rate and training rate will be back up.
    Your PPL is one semester, but if you already have it you can complete the program in 3 semesters. This last year I came to a realization. I hate school! I was all gung-ho about getting a 4 year degree, but this last semester I took college algebra and dual credit enlgish and realized how much I hate gen ed courses. That's what I love about CCBCs program is the only gen ed courses are 6 hrs of englsh(already taken), 3 hrs of math(already taken), 3 hrs of psychology, and 3 hrs of a social science elective. The rest is all ATC and the last semester you get to work in their tower which is the equivalent of a level 5 or 6.

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    Re: CTI/Aviation Degree Warning

    Other then ATC, Aviation is NOT the career path to pursue! Boeing plans to lay off 10,000 tech employees by April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atcpookie View Post
    1 1/2 years to go through my CTI school and only $8,000 with no loans (and that includes getting my ppl) I've been working as a CPC for a couple of years now and doing fine.

    The high fees are because you are paying for those SIMs at the schools, which are actually NOT a part of the CTI program. If you want to spend that money and play with the big toys then have fun but I?ve seen many times where someone from one of those places has to be ?deprogrammed? from the bad phraseology and procedures. It?s not a big problem but it is a constant.
    8000 dollars for 1.5 years of school and your PPL? That seems a bit too low. I could see that without the PPL, but no both.

    At UND, the software that our tower and radar sims use are the same that are in use at the academy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GolfJuliet View Post
    Your PPL is one semester, but if you already have it you can complete the program in 3 semesters. This last year I came to a realization. I hate school! I was all gung-ho about getting a 4 year degree, but this last semester I took college algebra and dual credit enlgish and realized how much I hate gen ed courses. That's what I love about CCBCs program is the only gen ed courses are 6 hrs of englsh(already taken), 3 hrs of math(already taken), 3 hrs of psychology, and 3 hrs of a social science elective. The rest is all ATC and the last semester you get to work in their tower which is the equivalent of a level 5 or 6.
    What do they estimate the PPL to cost? I feel ya on the gen ed courses! Luckily I'll be done with all of mine in May and will have only my ATC and minor courses to look forward to. Do you guys work a lot of hours in the simulators?

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    Out of state $6711, but my buddy is a CFI so I'm gonna be able to get mine for about $3,500-$4,000 before I go. Idk if they do a lot of sim time or not, bc I'm not a student there....yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead0863 View Post
    8000 dollars for 1.5 years of school and your PPL? That seems a bit too low. I could see that without the PPL, but no both.

    At UND, the software that our tower and radar sims use are the same that are in use at the academy.
    But not the teachers, the school books...or the FAA itself are the same that are used at the academy....also they use older controllers from time to time who don't know the way things are run now... Like I said it's not the student fault and it's not a big issue but it is there. All the best sims in the world can do you no good when you are being taught poor phraseology, techniques, and habits.

    I am in no way downplaying any school. I have seen good and bad students come from the big and small alike.

    Remember with all the great toys at these big schools the only requirement under the CTI program is to teach just the basics. In other words, what is an airway, VOR, and have you seen the .65. All the other junk is just fluff and somewhat unnecessary when you figure that the CTI degree does nothing else for you in your life.

    $8231.54 to be exact. it was a 2 year school with local tuition and I did come into it with a degree from the real world. It is possible.

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